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Title: Psychotherapist and expansion of awareness
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: C. Y. Chung

Description: The author emphasizes the therapist's well-integrated and matured personality as the crucial element for being a good psychotherapist; therefore, it is essential for a psychotherapist to make ceaseless efforts regarding his own personality growth with his ongoing therapeutic experiences. Nevertheless, nowadays students are apt to satisfy themselves with or cling to the theories and techniques of psychotherapy, neglecting their own personality growth. The author attributes such a tendency, on the one hand, to the contemporary thought of 'technology first and convenience first', on the other, to the current system of medical education which is extremely faithful to scientism. He warns that concepts or theories sometimes serve as a barrier in one's mind and falsify the reality. He reiterates the importance of the therapist's own maturity and expansion of awareness. In this context, the author recommends Zen meditation or Theravada meditation as one of the advanced courses of training for psychotherapists. He elucidates a way of promoting one's awareness in Zen meditation and what the ultimate state of "no-self" of Zen should be, based on his own experience of Zen practices.

Publisher Place: Basel
Publisher: S. Karger
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.karger.com/
Published Date: 1990
Subject: Psychotherapy training
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Psychology -- Clinical Psychology -- Psychotherapy
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Zen Meditation/Zazen
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Zen/Ch’an Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Theravāda Buddhism
Cultural Coverage: United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
Language: English
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Source URL: www.karger.com/pps
Source: Psychotherapy and psychosomatics
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 53
Source Number: 1-4
Source Page Numbers: 28-32
Start Date: 1965
Frequency of publication: More than four times a year
Submissions: Guidelines for authors
ISBN/ISSN: 0033-3190
Location and access number: 2290902

Means of availability: See the journal's web page or check with library for information on archived issues of this journal.

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:31:34
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-27
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-15 16:48:48
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